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Spent the afternoon spraying Dalmatian toadflax and had a lot of time to think. I thought about Lyndon Johnson. I don’t know where the so-called “experts” rank him as a President, but I think he’s right down there with Carter and Obama, and I’m not so sure he isn’t the worst of all.

He lied to get the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, committing this country to Vietnam. His Great Society destroyed American families. Black American went from 25% of children born out of wedlock to 75%. White kids born out of wedlock went from 5 to 25%.

He’s a lying socialist and he ruined our country.

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He's a fascinating character, but a true POS. I recommend the Robert Caro biographies on LBJ...they are possibly the best biography of an American President.
 
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Spent the afternoon spraying Dalmatian toadflax and had a lot of time to think. I thought about Lyndon Johnson. I don’t know where the so-called “experts” rank him as a President, but I think he’s right down there with Carter and Obama, and I’m not so sure he isn’t the worst of all.

He lied to get the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, committing this country to Vietnam. His Great Society destroyed American families. Black American went from 25% of children born out of wedlock to 75%. White kids born out of wedlock went from 5 to 25%.

He’s a lying socialist and he ruined our country.


He didn’t make ‘em do it, and certainly not singlehandedly.

He was an irrepressible weasel, no doubt.

I think I know more about Johnson than any other President. I grew up in so-called “LBJ Country”, knew quite a few people who knew him well, some supporters, some opponents, marched in his parade, twice, shook his hand several times, read several biographies, toured his library museum and ranch many times. He seems to have had a number of extraordinary qualities, and quite a few not so extraordinary. John Connally, no socialist, who worked for and with Johnson for decades, who I did know a little and admired considerably, was fairly realistic about his former patron.

I don’t admire his politics. I never voted for him, and would not, but I doubt he was the worst. Carter and Obama can tussle for that distinctions.




Luckily, I have enough willpower to control the driving ambition that rages within me.

When you had the votes, we did things your way. Now, we have the votes and you will be doing things our way. This lesson in political reality from Lyndon B. Johnson

"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible." - Justice Janice Rogers Brown
 
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He picked up his beagle by the ears.


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Years ago I read a report, can't verify the accuracy, but a former TX senior bureaucrat was on his deathbed, said he had to come clean, he certified enough phony ballots for LBJ to get elected to the Senate in 1948.

I think the iceberg principle may apply to LBJ -- the dirt we know is ugly enough, but the dirt below the surface probably did more damage.




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He had some memorable habits. Not only would he pick the dogs up by their ears, he would also insist aides accompany him to the latrine to discuss issues. Johnson would take a steaming shit while berating an advisor from the toilet.
 
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I think back and I didn't like him then, and the fullness of time has not made him any more palatable.

Between him and the warren court, America was dealt a serious and long lasting injury.

johnson also rescinded Kennedy's orders to eliminate the Fed.

Traitor.

Not to mention the hanky-panky to get elected to the senate.

Or

Kennedy's Chicago voter fraud to get the Presidency.
 
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He might not be the worst President, but he surely is near the bottom. He started America to the path of dependency that it is today. Well, at least more than half of America.

I'll take JALLEN's words that he had some extraordinary qualities. But then, the Devil also possesses some extraordinary qualities. He convinced so many that he didn't exist.
 
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The Texas Rangers had reports of ballot box stuffing by LBJ but they were pulled off the investigation, as reported in the bio of Frank Hamer


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Greatest missed opportunities for condoms in American history:
Woodrow Wilson
FDR
LBJ
Jimmy Carter
BHO




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He was a Democrat. Need I say more?




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He might not be the worst President, but he surely is near the bottom. He started America to the path of dependency that it is today. Well, at least more than half of America.

I'll take JALLEN's words that he had some extraordinary qualities. But then, the Devil also possesses some extraordinary qualities. He convinced so many that he didn't exist.


He also did all that in a relatively short time. Remember, he came into office filling out just over a year of JFK’s term and was a lame duck for a large part of his own. In between that he made a real and lasting mess of things.
 
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Greatest missed opportunities for condoms in American history:
Woodrow Wilson
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LBJ
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BHO


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I was a little kid of around 6 or 7 when he became President. We lived in Houston. I remember being astonished at the hatred all the adults in the neighborhood had for him, considering that he was a Texan. After I got older I realized why. What a despicable piece of shit.




 
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I was a little kid of around 6 or 7 when he became President. We lived in Houston. I remember being astonished at the hatred all the adults in the neighborhood had for him, considering that he was a Texan. After I got older I realized why. What a despicable piece of shit.


Quite a few people over here knew him, from Congress and Senate days, had dealt with him. Johnson saved Brown and Root from disaster in the Buchanan Dam project, and got FDR to award a no bid cost plus contract to Brown and Root to build the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station before WWII. He was very instrumental in the electrification of the hill country south and west of Austin, which changed life for the better immeasurably.

OTOH, he had many who hated him, including the 4 old ranchers who used to take coffee on many Saturday mornings at a drug store in New Braunfels where I worked in 1959-60. I heard the story many times about how back in the late ‘20’s, one of the old guys had caught some college kids rustling cattle on his ranch over near Wimberly, and the ring leader was a tall skinny guy named Lyndon Johnson. “I shuda hung him while I had the chance!”, he lamented. Whether this was old men blowing off steam or God’s Truth, nobody could say.




Luckily, I have enough willpower to control the driving ambition that rages within me.

When you had the votes, we did things your way. Now, we have the votes and you will be doing things our way. This lesson in political reality from Lyndon B. Johnson

"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible." - Justice Janice Rogers Brown
 
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He looks like he was picked up by the ears a few times too.


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#1 for Caro’s biography. Fascinating reading.
 
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#1 for Caro’s biography. Fascinating reading.


And a lot of it! All 4 volumes.

One of the best things was Caro’s detailed description of life in the Texas hill country in the first third of the 20th century, the economics, hardships, challenges, opportunities, etc.




Luckily, I have enough willpower to control the driving ambition that rages within me.

When you had the votes, we did things your way. Now, we have the votes and you will be doing things our way. This lesson in political reality from Lyndon B. Johnson

"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible." - Justice Janice Rogers Brown
 
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Greatest missed opportunities for condoms in American history:
Woodrow Wilson
FDR
LBJ
Jimmy Carter
BHO


WJC


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